These oreo truffle balls are an easy, no-bake dessert with only four ingredients. That’s right, armed only with cream cheese, oreos, vanilla extract and chocolate, you can put together these delectable oreo truffles.
Perhaps best of all, they’re really easy to make ahead of time and freeze very well, so you can keep these scrumptious little morsels in your fridge or freezer until you’re ready to tuck in.
Any dessert that looks this good and doesn’t require any baking deserves your full attention! You can have loads of fun decorating these, too, involving your kids with sprinkles, crushed cookies, and more!
Oreos are a great cookie to use for desserts. They’ve been around for over one hundred years now. They’re a pretty simple concept: two chocolate cookies sandwiching a sweet creme filling. Oreos famously pair great with milk, and you can use crushed-up Oreos as a pretty neat topping for a variety of desserts.
Today we’re reducing Oreos to fine crumbs and using them to make some tasty little truffles. Then, we’re going to add some cream cheese to create a dough-like malleable base. This mixture is what we’ll shape into little balls, which we can then dip in some melted chocolate.
- Oreos: when you’re breaking up your Oreo cookies, you have a few options. Because of the Oreo cookie’s sweet creme filling, we would advise that you avoid using your mortar and pestle, as you will end up with mashed, rather than crumbed, Oreos. A food processor is your best bet for crushing up your Oreos. This way, you end up with finely crumbed, rather than powdered, Oreos. That’s what you need for these truffles. A food processor also makes it easier to add cream cheese as a binding agent for these crumbs, because you can simply pulse it into the ground up Oreos.
- Chocolate: we recommend using high quality chocolate for this recipe. A lot of commercially available chocolate bars are designed specifically not to melt, and have corn syrup as an additive to help prevent them from melting at a low temperature. If you don’t have melting chocolate, however, chocolate chips will do. They just require more attention as you stir them during the melting process.
- When melting chocolate, always use low heat and exercise your patience. High heat will simply burn your chocolate. It’s best to go low and slow, stirring occasionally to allow the chocolate to slowly reach a liquid state. That way you’ll have smooth, easily dippable chocolate for your truffles.
- Cream Cheese
- Vanilla extract
If you want to involve your kids, you can let them help you decorate your Oreo truffles!
How To Make Oreo Truffle Balls
- The first step is to pulse your oreo cookies in a food processor until you have fine crumbs. You can do this by hand, too, if you want, but the food processor is easier and takes less time. Combine the crumbs with some softened cream cheese.
- Next, roll this mixture into balls about an inch in diameter. Put them in the freezer for at least thirty minutes.
- Then dip your little balls in some melted chocolate.
- Now transfer this mix to your refrigerator, allowing to set for ten minutes. Melt some dark chocolate if you like, and use a fork to drizzle this mix over your truffles. Refrigerate for about ten minutes, or until you’re ready to serve your truffles.
Make Ahead Method
Oreo Truffles are a fantastic treat to make ahead of time. You can make them up to five days in advance, keeping them in your refrigerator until you are ready to serve them!
If you want to make these more than five days ahead, freeze them and allow to thaw in the fridge prior to serving.
Recipe Pro Tips
- Do not allow any moisture to come into contact with your melted chocolate. This will make your chocolate seize when melted. This mean you should dry utensils for stirring, use a dry bowl, and so on.
- Avoid the temptation to try and speed up your chocolate melting with high heat. Low and slow is the way to go. Just follow the instructions on your packaging and you should be OK.
- You can use specific melting chocolate or baker’s bars rather than chocolate chips for chocolate that will melt very easily. This ensures a smoother consistency.
- If you want to color your chocolate, all you need to do is add four drops of an oil-based food coloring to melted white chocolate. Stir the melted chocolate until it is uniform in color. You need to use an oil based food coloring to make sure your chocolate doesn’t seize.
- The best time to decorate your truffles with sprinkles or crushed cookie bits is right after they have been dipped in melted chocolate.
Your truffles will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks! You could also try freezing them. They’ll keep in the freezer for up to three months.
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